"Do not upgrade from W7! This is a nightmare."1.0 starson by PLM68
Pros: None. Certainly not for PC users.
Cons: Start screen serves no purpose over Desktop. The tiles have limited functionality including no navigation, etc. at the top of the page. If you "hover" over anything it opens automatically whether you want it to or not. Learning curve is horrendous.
Summary: W8 is like a reversible jacket that never looks good regardless of which side you wear. It sounds good on paper but never materializes in the real world of PC users. In 20yrs. of using Windows I have not seen such a poorly designed operating system--at least the interface to it. Is it a bird, a plane, a rocket or Superman? W8 is a tablet want-a-be on top of the good W7 operating system. MS should at least give the user and option to deactivate the Start Screen for PC users. Give us back control over our PCs. My suggestion for W7 users is DO NOT UPGRADE TO W8.